Based in Miami, Florida, N.M. Sanchez is a Cuban-American author with doctoral-level training in psychology. The self-published author is known for her uncanny ability to illustrate the ways in which poetry and psychology parallel. With her poetry pieces, N.M. Sanchez has brought peace and comfort to the lives of her readers.
N.M. Sanchez got her start in the art in mid-2017. When she self-published her first poetry collection, Initial Meeting, it was merely a personal project for her satisfaction. After sharing it on Instagram, the author was overwhelmed by positive feedback.
“I received an encouraging amount of feedback and heartfelt messages explaining the positive impact of my poetry on their lives, whether that was helping them through heartbreak, other forms of loss, feeling understood, or posing thought-provoking questions and reflection,” she recalls. “It was inspiring, motivating, and most of all, rewarding.”
Driven by the messages and finding an opportunity in the platform, N.M. Sanchez got to work. Drawing influences from existentialism, the idea of parallel universes, dreams, past lives, and romanticism, the self-published author gained a loyal fanbase.
Despite facing limitations in marketing, N.M. Sanchez’s Initial Meeting met readers across the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, India, Philippines, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. All this at her capacity as a self-published author.
Since sharing her poetry, the passionate author has enjoyed an impressive increase in her social media following. N.M. Sanchez has gained over two million likes on her Instagram within two years of releasing her work, earning fervent praises from influencers, musicians, and actors such as Esteé LaLonde, Becky G, and Bella Thorne. This success has made the author an imposing figure in contemporary literary culture.
Finding her way to the top of best seller lists, N.M. Sanchez is not only an author to follow but is also an inspiration for writers struggling without the backing of a publishing company. Her work has stayed competitive against established authors backed by larger publication outlets. The secret, she reveals, is having a unique writing personality.
“In the years I have devoted to writing, I’ve stayed true to my art by immersing myself in the emotional and creative aspects of it, the history of poetry as a craft, and found my own distinct style and delivery, which is allowing me to succeed in a contemporary environment,” she states.
Coupling her natural way with words with her educational background in psychology, N.M. Sanchez distinguishes herself from other writers and the rise of social media poets. This unique blend has allowed Sanchez to expand her reach. Rave reviews on Initial Meeting, inspired a short-film adaptation by Yossuana Aguilar entitled “Have We Met Before?”.
Aided by the film, N.M. Sanchez widens her embrace to those dealing with the thrills of love and the sorrows of loss. Serving as a friend and a listening ear to her readers, the author has recently released her second collection of poetry entitled Lovers in Theory.
Since its release, Lovers in Theory has mirrored the Initial Meeting in success, carrying the talented author’s distinct authorial voice and philanthropy in bringing peace through poetry.